BC Lions inspire Houston youth

Three BC Lions linebackers visited HSS last Tuesday, talking to kids about setting goals and working hard and believing in yourself.

Jason Arakgi

Three linebackers from the BC Lions visited Houston Secondary School last Tuesday. Part of their Lions Pride tour, the players talked to the students about life choices, setting goals and working hard and believing in yourself. The talks were broken up with activities and student volunteer competitions.

BC Lions linebacker Adam Bighill talks to HSS students about setting goals and making active choices to pursue your goal. “It takes a lot of sacrifice and a lot of discipline to become what you want to be,” he said.

Jason Arakgi, BC Lions Linebacker, helps a team of Houston students in a tug-of-war.

Solomon Elimimian, CFL’s Most Outstanding Player, and linebacker for the BC Lions, spoke to Houston students about believing in yourself, and choosing who to listen to. “When people tell you something, you have two choices: believe them or don’t believe them,” he said.

Linebacker Bighill signs a scarf for Tristan Armstrong at HSS last Tuesday.

Solomon Elimimian, Jason Arakgi and Adam Bighill pose with a group of HSS students. L – R are Hannah Ells, Shantell Gagnon, Rowan Vandenheuvel, Roberta Tiessen and Kelly Alcock.

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